Available Online: 19 September 2023
Galdonez, Dominic Patric G.*
Philippine Science High School-Ilocos Region Campus, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gomez, Gabriel Laurence L.
Brito, Angelo Ian Y.
Calzado, Yorecel N.
Ladesma, Genesis Mai G.
At a young age, the development of gender concepts begins to form in children’s minds, influenced by various internal and external factors. Therefore, it is important to examine and analyze the factors that can affect a child’s psychological state and readiness. Many readings have moved away from typical themes in literary genres. One of the areas that has evolved is the topics in children’s short stories. Because of this, the study aimed to compile some prominent contemporary children’s short stories. A qualitative approach was used to analyze the identified works. The analysis of these works was based on Bem’s gender schema theory (1981). Based on the study’s results, there have been reforms in literature regarding gender issues, but stereotypes still prevail despite these reforms. Gender patterns were identified, such as women’s roles being associated with household chores, men’s responsibility being to provide for the family, portraying women as emotional and sensitive, and depicting teachers as female. Some gender stereotypes were also discovered, including dictating gender based on physical appearance, dictating gender based on behavior and expression, and dictating gender based on colors. Social issues that people continue to face, such as discrimination within households and schools and negative perceptions of same-sex couples, also emerged.
Keywords: gender sensitivity, gender patterns, gender issues, gender schema theory, kuwentong pambata
Cite this article:
Galdonez, D. P. G., Gomez, G. L. L., Brito, A. I. Y., Calzado, Y. N., & Ladesma, G. M. G. (2023). E-Mula sa mundong maraming kulay: Dalumat sa mga usaping gender ng mga piling kuwentong pambata sa lente ng teoryang Gender Schema ni Sandra Bem. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 12(8), 47-55. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2023.63
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